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Linlithgow Palace

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Address: in Linlithgow off the M9 | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7GR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1506 842 896
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Description: The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a...
The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.
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Stunning and Historic! Must visit!

An absolute must see if you're in the area! The views from the top and absolutely spectacular and the tour is brilliant. Make sure you go round with one of the palace guides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

An absolute must see if you're in the area! The views from the top and absolutely spectacular and the tour is brilliant. Make sure you go round with one of the palace guides - they are young volunteers wearing period costumes! They are brilliant and know so much. We didn't know they were volunteers until almost leaving so we went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fabulous palace of the Stuart kings and queens - beautiful, atmospheric and soaked in history. The place staff are friendly and eager to share their extensive knowledge. A bit of a hidden gem and deserved a much higher profile.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite sort of 'ruin' - lots of stairs and details and levels to explore. The history of the place is fascinating - Mary, Queen of Scots was born there in December, 1542 - and the setting on Linlithgow Loch is gorgeous. Don't miss the walk around the loch to see the swans and nesting coots and grebes... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very nice place to visit. It is quite atmospheric castle even though it's empty. The layout though is really nice and makes it worth visiting when you visit Linlithgow. Amazing view from the castle!

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were put off by the cost of entry, and disappointed that our NZ Heritage pass was not valid (though it is throughout England). However, we were able to visit later (free!) during the superb "Scotch-Hop" ceilidh. Impressive ruins, in a lovely Lowland & lake setting. It's also well worth visiting St Michael's Church adjacent (free or donation).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very nice place. Inside is almost empty,cause of burning in 1745, but is beautiful to see how big it was. Wonderful place also to do picnic with friends or family during sunny days.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Impressive and much bigger than expected. Although it was essentially a ruin you really got a sense of what living and working in the palace would have been like. Information boards were helpful although there might be a cause for introducing audio tours as well. Set in lovely parkland so a great place to take a picnic - if the... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Wonderful place enjoyed by all the family so much to explore and see. We enjoyed our time here and plenty to do surrounding Linlithgow palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

As far as palace in ruins goes, this is a must see. You are free to roam the place on your own or take a junior tour guide. This palace is certainly not as busy as other attractions. There is a small parking lot within the castle property making you squeeze your car through the main gate. What I enjoyed... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely afternoon at the palace looking round and reading the history boards,plenty ground all round this historic site overlooking the loch where we had a picnic.lots there to see too swans ducks small fishing boats ect.a great wee afternoon

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